Ralph Says SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Is His Favorite Film Of The Year….So Far!

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FILM REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

BY RALPH LINARDIC

Back when Homecoming was announced in 2015, I immediately knew this movie would be good. Marvel Studios taking over the reins from Sony was the best-case scenario. I say all of this because Marvel understands what makes all the hero’s tick. They understand the little things and what makes them so special. Putting Peter Parker in the hands of Marvel studios was the best thing for the character.

Coming out of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, I’m happy to say that this is a special film. This is the best Spider-Man film since “Spider-Man 2”. It might be better. First off, the tone of this movie is the tone I’ve been waiting for my whole life. It’s a coming-of-age movie, which is perfect for Spider-Man. He’s a kid, so he should deal with kid problems. My biggest problem with the other Spider-Man movies were the fact that they ignored his youth. My favorite part of the Peter Parker/Spider-Man is that I can relate to him because he has relatable problems.

Secondly, Tom Holland showed that he can truly act in this movie. I knew he was talented, but not to this extent. One scene in particular blew me away. I won’t describe it, but you’ll know it when you see it. Holland brought innocence, and levity to the role. He is, in my opinion, the Spider-Man and Peter Parker to date. This is the first time that an actor has nailed both Spider-Man and Peter Parker. Andrew Garfield was a great Spider-Man, but not Peter Parker. Tobey Maguire was a fantastic Peter, but not Spider-Man.

I also loved how Peter loves being Spider-Man in this movie. He didn’t feel dragged down like he did in the other films. It was pure joy for him when he wore the suit. That is how it should be. Any kid who was a superhero would be thrilled about it. This made Peter far more likeable. Michael Keaton’s Vulture was also likeable, because he turned out to be a great villain. His motivations were clear and understandable, as well as really realistic. Michael Keaton really made this character what it turned out to be. I was terrified watching Vulture Battle Spider-Man. His suit was intimidating and the way his green eyes glowed made him all the scarier.

I have very little negative comments on this movie. Some scenes went on a little too long, and tried to be over-dramatic, but other than that, this is a perfect Spider-Man movie. The stakes are high, while keeping the intimate feeling of the movie. It felt like a comic book came to life.“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is my favorite movie of the year. It’s a cheerful coming-of-age movie that has elements of a superhero movie. The tone was nailed, and Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man/Peter Parker to date. It’s as close to perfect as can be. It’s only June, but I have a hard time imagining a movie being better than this.

 

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